Maurizio Sarri could be sacked by Juventus, as reported by Italian media. He is cutting a lonely figure at Juventus, and it is widely believed in Turin that he is still in the job because of Cristiano Ronaldo’s blistering form.
The Bianconeri conceded a 1-0 advantage to lose at Hellas Verona, which is their third defeat of this season. The Italian press have been scathing of Sarri’s management of Juventus and that intensified following a 2-1 defeat away at Verona.
Things further deteriorated when Inter bounced back from two-down to score four goals to win the match and overtake Juventus at the top of the table. And with Lazio only a point behind, the pressure is mounting on the Turin giants as they attempt to win a ninth straight title.
Corriere dello Sport reported at front page, that ‘Sarri is alone’, adding the situaRonaldo’s 20 league goals.
Insider report says: ‘From the beginning, Sarri was greeted by a bit of scepticism, at least as regards the Bianconeri split in half between those who hoped for a change in style and those who continued to prefer victory over everything else.’
Disturbing Juventus Formation
Sarri’s ability to manage a pool of talent, has also been questioned. Players like Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can were left to freeze and finally were sold, since Sarri took charge last year.
The same has also been said about the way Sarri has continued to play his favourite Gonzalo Higuain, who has scored 8 goals in 30 appearances.
On the other hand, Sarri’s Juventus intended to sell Paulo Dybala and have shown the door to their teenage talent Moise Kean, who scored 6 goals in 13 cameo appearances last season. Kean could have been future to Juventus and playing along with Ronaldo and Dybala could accelerate his development. For Dybala, Juventus is working on a new contract.
The following names came in various media reports, to take over as Juventus Manager.
There is a strong appetite among the Juventus hierarchy for the return of Massimiliano Allegri, who won Serie A five times with Juventus before leaving last summer.
Sarri’s style at Napoli won him many admirers, but there is little sign of the quick passing he thrives on within the Juve side. Despite only taking charge last summer after leaving Chelsea, La Repubblica claims a group within the club’s hierarchy are calling for Allegri’s return.
Aiming to produce the perfect performance over the correct result is another criticism that has been made of Sarri’s way of playing.
Reports also emerged on Monday that Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is convinced that Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, would be the right man to lead the club. Guardiola , however, have contract with City until the 2021 and isn’t expected to leave Manchester before his deal expires.
According to some sourced Mauricio Pochettino could be one option that Bianconeri could think of. Pochettino was considered for Barcelona job and is currently heavily linked to replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjær at Old Trafford.
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